HUIB SCHOOTS

Huib Schoots

Tester, Agile Coach, Consultant, De Agile Testers

Biography

I have national and international experience in the field of software development. I am an expert in the field of software quality and testing and I have in-depth knowledge of and experience with agile working methods, coaching, project and test management and change processes. I am one of the five Rapid Software Testing trainers in the world and I am a welcome guest at conferences as an experienced presenter, workshop facilitator and trainer.

TESTING IN MODERN TIMES: A STORY ABOUT QUALITY AND VALUE
In agile and especially DevOps approaches the motto is: automated everything! Companies like Facebook claim they do not have testers at all. Microsoft only has SDET (software development engineers in Test), other companies are T-shaping developers to do the testing. New kid on the block is AI and machine learning, that will definitely replace testing I hear people claim. What is really happening globally? Do we no longer need testers? Can we actually automate everything? How can we make valuable software for our clients?

In this presentation I will address questions like:

  • Do we need testing? And if so: why is testing important?
  • What is the business case of testing?
  • Can developers also test? And if so: do we still need testers?
  • How can we create quality software?